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Raising Miracles

Oct. 22, 2013—Dalton Waggoner is a real boy with a real story. While a life-size advertising campaign cutout of a smiling Dalton stands erected inside more than 70 Daily’s/twicedaily convenience stores across Middle Tennessee, he’s not a child actor or model – though certainly cute enough to be.

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Goldners driven by lifelong love of learning, sharing

Oct. 17, 2013—In more than 50 years of clinical practice and teaching at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Fred Goldner Jr., M.D., trained countless medical students and residents who learned flawless diagnostic skills from the Vanderbilt-educated Nashville native.

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Meet and mingle with local tech entrepreneurs Oct. 24

Oct. 10, 2013—Meet, mingle and learn from local technology entrepreneurs, many of whom are Vanderbilt alumni, at Innovation, Imagination, Introductions: A conversation with Community Entrepreneurs on Oct. 24.

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Alumni celebrate Reunion 2013

Oct. 8, 2013—This year, more than 3,000 alumni and guests gathered on campus Oct. 3­–5 for Reunion 2013.

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Wehby named Chancellor’s Cup recipient

Oct. 4, 2013—A Faculty Senate meeting was delayed Oct. 3 by a surprise guest—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos—who interrupted the session to award the 2013 Chancellor’s Cup, now in its 50th year.

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Kolditz to discuss leadership in the War on Terror at National Security Symposium

Sep. 24, 2013—Retired Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Kolditz will discuss “Leadership Lessons from the War on Terror” Oct. 4 in Sarratt Cinema. His talk marks the annual National Security Symposium at Vanderbilt hosted by the Vanderbilt NROTC Alumni Association.

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On Track — How Kristen Findley, BE’13, Found Her Stride

Sep. 24, 2013—If Kristen Findley had gotten her wish, she might never have set foot on a track, or at least not to compete. Growing up near the snow-capped mountains of Boise, Idaho, she dreamt of becoming a downhill skier one day. She was so taken with the idea, just about the only thing that could have...

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Watershed Event — Vanderbilt ties to ‘worst submarine tragedy’ 50 years ago

Sep. 24, 2013—Alumnus Pat Garner perished aboard nuclear submarine USS Thresher, which was lost with all 129 hands 50 years ago during deep dive tests 200 miles off the coast of Maine. Steve Krahn, professor of the practice of nuclear environmental engineering, is dedicated to keeping the memory of the Thresher alive.

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Alumni Association Board Adds New Members

Sep. 18, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes seven new members. “Our new members are active alumni who generously donate time, treasure and talents to Vanderbilt and also represent the increasing diversity of our alumni population,” says Patti Early White, BA’76, chair of the Board Nominations Committee.

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This CoRPs Wants You

Sep. 12, 2013—With more than 31,000 applications received for the Class of 2017, Vanderbilt is red hot. By representing Vanderbilt at college fairs, interviewing applicants and contacting accepted students, alumni CoRPs volunteers extend the reach of the undergraduate admissions office with a personal touch.

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Athletics Presents Survey to Help Measure Stadium Renovation Feasibility

Sep. 10, 2013—In an effort to explore the financial viability of a possible football stadium renovation, Vanderbilt Athletics has put together a survey for fans that will help to gauge the interest of possible amenities within the stadium. Thousands of Commodore fans received an email from Vice Chancellor David Williams and Head Coach James Franklin encouraging participation...

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Play Nation — Vanderbilt alumni are making waves in the video game industry

Sep. 6, 2013—Forty years after Atari’s digital table tennis game Pong bleeped onto the scene and made video games mainstream entertainment, we’ve become a nation of video gamers. We’re playing games on phones, tablets, computers, game consoles, social networks, and even TVs connected directly to the Internet. | On average, Americans are spending six to nine hours...

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